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Scientific Officer in Genomics Technology Development

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Job Location
Meyerhofstrasse 1
D-69117 Heidelberg
Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research and at the forefront in the development of cuttingedge technologies. In particular, exciting single cell genomic methods co-developed by EMBL are revolutionising biological research. The field is
advancing at a very rapid and exciting pace to measure multiple parameters from the same single cell (multi-omics) and to study cells in their native
in-situ context (spatial-omics).

Eileen Furlong and Rainer Pepperkok are looking for an experienced research scientist who loves tools and methods development, and would like to expand their skills in single cell genomics and imaging within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge environment. The successful
candidate will join a dynamic team dedicated to developing and refining novel methods in single cell genomics.

Your role

You will work together with a team of scientists to develop and optimise spatial single cell approaches and other single cell genomic methods to advance research throughout EMBL. You will design, develop and optimize new methods in single cell genomics. Moreover, you will help others
to apply these methods to a wide-range of projects with different research groups by providing expertise and training in single cell omics solutions, involving extensive genomics and microscopy. The successful candidate should be able to work independently, while being an excellent team
player and be highly motivated and very well-organized.

What else you need to know

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new technologies and instruments in the life sciences, actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

Interviews are planned to take place by video conference on November 5th 2020.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.


You have

EMBL is looking for a scientist with great hands, who thrives in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge environment. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences, and extensive research experience. You should have a proven track record in the development, or
extensive optimisation and application, of genomic technologies including single cell genomics. For example, a very strong Ph.D. and/or post-doc in any (or multiple) of the following: single cell genomics, imaging, microfluidics, data analysis, molecular biology method development. Excellent
communication skills and the ability to drive your own work while collaborating within a team are essential. Fluency in English is mandatory.

You might also have

Experience with working with complex tissues e.g. embryos, tumours is desirable. Expertise with highly multiplexed in-situ hybridization (e.g.
MERFISH, seqFISH) or single molecule imaging (dSTORM) is a bonus.

Why join us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a new team at the cutting edge of technology development in a very exciting area at a world leading
institute. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research
organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a
comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits.

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About Our Organization

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg,
Grenoble and Rome